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PHOTO: JMU students at conferenceFinding tools for social justice

January 18, 2017

During International Week, the Department of Social Work held a forum for student and faculty participants to present on issues of social justice specific to regions where they had traveled.

PHOTO:Attendee of symposiumAddressing aging

December 9, 2016

The Department of Social Work, in partnership with the community organization ElderAlliance, Inc., hosted The State of the Older Adult: The Time is Now.

PHOTO: Graduates

A Conversation with Cynthia Hunter

November 11, 2016

Hunter speaks with Field Educator about her book Social Work Field Directors: Foundations for Excellence.

PHOTO: Common Good Marquee

Day in the life of the impoverished: JMU's IIHHS hosts simulation

October 14, 2016

Approaching its 20th year, faculty in the College of Health and Behavioral Studies began providing the Life in the State of Poverty simulation to expose students to the challenges faced by low-income families.

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Welcome from Social Work

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Welcome to the JMU Department of Social Work! Our Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree prepares students for beginning professional practice, and is the entry-level credential as recognized by the National Association of Social Workers. Our program is fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education, qualifying our BSW graduates for consideration for Advanced Standing in MSW programs across the nation. More >